SINGLE NOTE-ORGANIC-WILD HARVESTED ESSENTIAL OILS, ABSOLUTES, ATTARS and CARRIER OILS
We are very proud of the oils we carry, and personally have been using and selling them since 1989. As a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, and Holistic Practitioner, I do extensive research in who makes them and the method of extraction. I have kept my contacts in the US and abroad to bring you high quality, fresh, therapeutic grade organic and wild harvested Essential Oils and Carrier Oils, at the most reasonable price possible, by cutting down the middle man.
Due to FDA regulations, we do not recommend using any oil for human consumption. Many of these oils (just like any plant), can be highly toxic if ingested, but can be perfectly acceptable to use topically and for inhalation. Essential oils penetrate the dermal layer, therefore, giving you the therapeutic results you seek. We can not stress enough, that it is wise for you, to learn about the use of essential oils. These are highly concentrated, 100% pure and undiluted oils and you must take the proper precautions before putting them to good use.
Here’s a little knowledge, and a few safety precautions to get you started:
*Never take essential oils internally unless, you are thoroughly familiar with the side effects or been advised by a professional on how to properly use them.
*Is it possible to cook with essential oils? absolutely,.. but we highly recommend knowing the concentrations and conversions for each E/O being used. Don’t forget there’s many plants that are toxic and knowing your plants and E/O’s is a must for your own safety. We give some samples below, so you can see a sample of the concentrations.
*Do not use “Essential Oils” directly on the skin without diluting with a carrier oil. You will read that there’s a few oils that can be safely applied without dilution, like Lavender, Rose, Tea Tree, etc., Please, do NOT follow these steps. Baby steps are always advised. You could leave yourself wide open to sensitization. We all respond different to certain products, herbs and medications. I have seen this happen with Peppermint, Rose and Lavender oil, and the student in question, became allergic or highly sensitive to smelling these oils and even the actual plant itself.
*Keep essential oils away from open wounds, eyes and mucous membranes.
*It is always best to use Organic or Wild Harvested oils. Remember, the microscopic molecules in Essential oils, will penetrate into the bloodstream,..why would you want pesticides in your system? They may be in microscopic amounts, but these do accumulate over time, causing mayhem and serious illness in your body. This is for all plant material we introduce to our body.
*Please keep all essential oils & carrier oils, out of reach from children and pets.
*Do essential oils have an expiration date? NO, not really, but certain factors do apply to different oils with different chemical compositions. Essential oils do NOT go rancid, as some call it., They instead loose their therapeutic value and can oxidize depending on how they are stored. The 3 most imperative things to prevent your oil from oxidizing sooner than it should, are HEAT, LIGHT, and OXYGEN. Keeping your E/O's tightly capped and in the refrigerators, can greatly slow down this process, and extend their therapeutic life.
For the most part, oils in the citrus and conifer family (and a few others) are high in Monoterpene, which have the shortest shelf life of 1 to 2 years and will become prone to oxidation sooner. Examples are all citrus, Melissa, Nutmeg, Palo Santo, Plai, Cypress, Thyme, Angelica, etc.
On the other hand, oils with a High % of sesquiterpenes and/or sesquiterpenols like Vetiver, Agarwood, Spikenard, Patchouli and Sandalwood, become better and more aromatic with time (7 to 10 years), but may start loosing their therapeutic value after 10 years, not their aromatic factor. Other precious oils with a long perfume shelf life are Rose, Frankincense, Ylang-Ylang, Myrrh, Cedarwood, etc.
E/O’s high in aldehydes, oxides, monoterpenols, esters, ethers, phenols or ketones, fall right in the middle of the other two categories, with 3 to 6 years before oxidation starts. Samples are Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Tea Tree, Turmeric, Ocotea, Chamomile, Bergamot, Neroli, Juniper Berry, Peppermint, Cardamom, Clove, Helichrysum, Geranium, Lavender, etc.
As a general rule, if your oil smells funny, and its cloudy, you are better off not using it on the skin, or diffusing it, but don’t toss it yet, they can be valuable in crafting, potpourri, insect control, closets, and cleaning products. When referring to an E/O going rancid, the only reason behind this, is if a seller or provider has previously adulterated the E/O with a carrier oil, making it volatile and chemically degradable after the shelf life of the carrier oil has expired. Some carrier oils have short expiration dates and shelf life, except Coconut Oil and Jojoba.
*If you are pregnant, nursing or have a severe medical condition, please check for safety precautions before using Essential Oils, or avoid temporally all together.
*Some oils, specially those in the Citrus family, contain a chemical substance known as furanocoumarins, which facilitate the absorption of light. This is known to cause Photo-toxicity, or photo sensitivity on the skin when exposed to any sunlight & UV light, which of course includes tanning beds. Some of the most noted E/O’s are, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Bitter Orange, Opopanax, Lime, Lemon, Melissa (aka Lemon Balm), Lemon Verbena, Lovage, Angelica, Cumin, Galangal, Neroli, Clementine, Cinnamon, Patchouli and Ginger.
Signs of being phototoxic are; blistering, rash, sunburn, discoloration and swelling.
*As a general rule, a dilution of 2 to 3% essential oil into a carrier oil is a safe way to go, for most aromatherapy applications. Adding 10% Jojoba or vitamin E into a carrier oil mix, will slightly extend the life of any mix.
Here's a referral chart that may help you:
3 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil =0.5%=Infants, elderly, critically ill
6 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil =1%= Facial products, pregnancy, children
18 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil =3%= Most massage oils, therapeutic face creams and body products
30 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil =5%= Therapeutic, medicinal oils, ointments, salves & creams.
60 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil =10%= suggested only for professional use, like salves, therapeutic and medicinal localized massage oils(sports/medical/orthopedic) for muscular pain, close wound healing, sciatica, Shingles, post surgical etc. To use this percentage, it's advice you know what oils are going into your mix and the percentage and strength of each one.
*Always make sure you know your supplier and the oils you purchase are packaged in dark glass bottles, never plastic. Essential oils will slowly dissolve plastic, transferring toxic chemicals to your oil. Some of these plastic bottles contain harmful chemicals such as Bisphenol A (BPA) that can contribute to adverse health effects including rashes, acne, hormonal changes, allergies, precancerous cells, skin infections and others. If you do purchase oils in clear or plastic bottles, it’s possible they have already been diluted with a carrier oil or they are only a fragrance, not a pure Essential Oil. In this case it’s acceptable (to a certain point), but please, don’t pay the price of a precious Therapeutic Essential Oil.
For centuries, Essential Oils have been used with a holistic approach, to treat the overall mental, physical and emotional well-being. Aromatherapy has widely and worldwide been proven effective and safe when used properly. As a general rule, I always say “Less is More”.
Beware of those promoting the consumption and neat application of essential oils (undiluted), without the close supervision of a professional, or you having the appropriate training. I have seen mishaps, burns and hospitalizations while I was teaching, and students wanting to self medicate without the understanding and knowing the proper dosage.
With the advise of a licensed professional and a complete assessment and analysis of an individuals health, (taking into consideration other medications taken buy the individual),.. the consumption or organic essential oils can be an incredible asset to a persons health, but in amounts of 1 to 2 drops mixed appropriately. Don’t forget these EO’s are a powerhouse of extreme plant material concentrates.
For example, 1 drop of Peppermint E/O = approximately 8 cups of peppermint tea, or 1 Tbsp. of dry herb….
1 drop of Lemon or Orange may equal 1/4 of the fruit, or if a recipe calls for 1Tbsp of lemon zest,(1 whole friut) this equals approx. 8 to 12 drops of lemon E/O. (PLEASE NOTE this is only for citrus fruits, not other E/O's)
If making an Italian dish that calls for 2 tsp. of Oregano, it can be replaced by perhaps 1small drop or Oregano E/O (always organic please)
Just remember that not all herbs and strengths are created equal. If the E/O will be used during cooking, it may also loose some of its potency, verses an E/O being use in a lemonade, salsa of dip, which has not been cooked. In this case, less is always more.
Some of the most popular organic culinary essential oils used in a European kitchen are: Marjoram, tangerine, basil, grapefruit, lemon, fennel, sage, lavender, thyme, rosemary, winter savory, tarragon, nutmeg, dill, oregano, cannabis flower e/o, turmeric, orange, garlic, rose, cilantro leaf and seed, cardamom, cinnamon bark, clove, cumin, lemongrass, blood orange, ginger, mandarin, black pepper, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, pepper, bay.
We have mentioned a couple of great books below.
The samples mentioned here, are not meant for you to try without further research, but only shown as samples, so you can see how concentrated E/O’s are, and why you should use caution. All E/O’s have different strengths, and potencies can be extremely important when using internally.
Someone years ago, loved Cinnamon in her baking, so they decided to use 30 drops of Cinnamon E/O in a family cake recipe, to replace the 1 TPBS. it called for. They claimed it was delicious while eating it, but once it hit the digestive tract / stomach lining, there was a long hospital visit for the few people that had a slice. 1 drop of Cinnamon E/O = Approx. 1 to 1 1/2 TBSP of Cinnamon powder. Imagine this times 30? NOT GOOD
It is not my intention to push you away and/or scare you to use these magical therapeutic oils, but only to make you conscious, knowledgeable and guide you in the right path. Everything is possible with the correct knowledge and training.
Recommended reading and learning material: The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt, Plants That Heal: Essays on Botanical Medicine by David Crow.
A Chef's Guide to Cooking with Essential Oils (With Oil Conversion Chart)
French Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Recipes & Usage Guide
Another excellent way of learning is, reputable on-line classes. My personal preference amongst other, would be: Aroma101: Foundations of Aromatherapy with Jade Shutes @ The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies. link: http://theida.com/distance-learning-programs/aroma101-foundations-of-aromatherapy.
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